Eldoret residents have been urged to stay calm and be confident that the recent spates of crime will be stopped in no time. This was said by Rift Valley Regional Police boss Edward Mwamburi, Thursday, when Uasin Gishu Deputy Governor Daniel Chemno hosted Kenyan Police Service top command at Uasin Gishu County Headquarters.
“The county government has invested heavily in street lighting, surveillance as well as clearing up informal and unplanned business structures. We have done this order to ensure the safety of local businesses and foreign investors. As we speak Eldoret town does not have cases of petty crimes like pickpockets and street cons,” Chemno said.
Chemno urged the police to stamp the recently reported cases of motor vehicle robbery and burglary in urban and peri-urban settlements.
“I am here to assure you that we have put in place comprehensive security machinery to investigate arrest and put to an end this menace. Our recent statistics have shown Eldoret to be one of the safest cities in Kenya and intend to improve and build on this status,” Mwamburi said.
The Deputy Governor on his part commended the county security apparatus for their efforts to maintain peace, the order in Uasin Gishu County. The regional police boss is in the county on a working tour to meet county security chiefs.
Also present during the courtesy called were Deputy Inspector General Selesio Nyaga, Uasin Gishu County Police Commander, Augustine Nthumbi, County Security Advisor Paul Ruto and County Director of Administration Samuel Kiptoo.